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POST TIME: 12 September, 2019 01:18:54 AM
Zia Charitable Trust case
HC denies bail to Khaleda
UNB, Dhaka

HC denies bail to Khaleda

The High Court yesterday turned down a petition seeking bail for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case, in which she was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment. The HC bench of Justice Farid Ahmed and Justice ASM Abdul Mobin refused to hear the petition and dropped it from the cause list.

The senior judge of the bench said the appeal should be filed with the Appellate Division as another HC bench already delivered its order after hearing the bail plea previously. But Khaleda's lawyer Advocate Zainul Abedin said although the HC previously heard the petition, there was no obstacle for a fresh HC bench to hearing it again.